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Pedro Rizzo confirms bout with Barnett

Pedro Rizzo confirmed today to Sherdog that a bout with Josh Barnett has been set for the Affliction show on July 19th. The bout will be a rematch of a fight that took place at UFC 30 when Rizzo knocked Josh Barnett out in the second round:

“I knew about this fight for some time, but was hoping to disclose it,” Rizzo told “I was hoping to face him due to the fact that he is one of the top five heavyweights, a very tough guy. This is my chance to return to the top, and I will seize it the best way. Our fight was seven years ago and was very good. Today Josh is a much better fighter than at that time, as am I. I think the public can expect a big fight again.”

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